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West Covina Unified School District

  • Mt. SAC Early College Academy Freshmen to Present Solutions to Environmental Issues

    Freshmen from West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will present weeks of research during the school’s second annual Environmental Solutions Fair, highlighting the effects of plastic pollution on Steller sea lion, elephant poaching, ghost net fishing, pollinator decline, cyanide fishing, the endangerment of sea turtles and more. Students built presentations consisting of a series of cross-curricular assignments, including research papers, art projects created with recycled materials and public service announcements.

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  • West Covina Unified Student Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

    Brandon Lam, a senior at West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School, received an Honorable Mention from the National Merit Scholarship program for achieving stellar scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of the 1.6 million students who took the exam, Lam was one of 50,000 to be recognized. Lam, who holds a weighted 4.6 GPA, explores his love of the arts through Edgewood’s International Baccalaureate dance program and is an avid volunteer in campus clubs.

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  • West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy to Hold Enrollment Info Sessions

    Mt. SAC Early College Academy will host prospective families for a series of information sessions, providing details about the benefits of attending West Covina Unified’s flagship dual-enrollment public high school. The Academy, which opened in fall 2018, provides students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of free, transferable college credit simultaneously.

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West Covina Unified Elementary Students Receive Shoe Donations

Fifty Orangewood Elementary School students received new shoes thanks to a collaboration between Nordstrom and Shoes that Fit, an organization that ensures families in need can equip their students with shoes.

West Covina Unified to Provide Information on Early College Academy

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will hold an information session at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, providing families with details about the benefits of attending its flagship dual-enrollment public high school. Academy students can earn a high school diploma and up to two years of free, transferable college credit simultaneously. Students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply. Mt. SAC Early College Academy is at 2226 E. Rio Verde Drive, West Covina.

West Covina Unified Opens ‘District of Choice’ Enrollment

West Covina Unified is accepting enrollment applications for the 2020-21 year through the state-certified District of Choice program. As a District of Choice, West Covina Unified is eligible to accept families from throughout Southern California in its engaging, highly competitive academic programs. The District’s signature programs include Mandarin and Spanish dual language immersion, California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate Continuum and dual enrollment through the Mt. SAC Early College Academy. Visit the WCUSD website for enrollment information.

West Covina Unified to Brief Students, Families on College Financial Aid

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School will hold a financial aid information night for students and families, providing presentations on the process and assistance with financial aid applications from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Pride Café, 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

Mt. SAC Early College Academy Freshmen to Present Solutions to Environmental Issues

Freshmen from West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will present weeks of research during the school’s second annual Environmental Solutions Fair, highlighting the effects of plastic pollution on Steller sea lion, elephant poaching, ghost net fishing, pollinator decline, cyanide fishing, the endangerment of sea turtles and more. Students built presentations consisting of a series of cross-curricular assignments, including research papers, art projects created with recycled materials and public service announcements.

West Covina Unified Student Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

Brandon Lam, a senior at West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School, received an Honorable Mention from the National Merit Scholarship program for achieving stellar scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of the 1.6 million students who took the exam, Lam was one of 50,000 to be recognized. Lam, who holds a weighted 4.6 GPA, explores his love of the arts through Edgewood’s International Baccalaureate dance program and is an avid volunteer in campus clubs.

WCUSD Early College Academy Freshmen Present Eco-friendly Solutions

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy freshmen impressed educators and parents with well-researched, passionate presentations on the effects of plastic pollution on the Steller sea lion, elephant poaching, ghost net fishing, pollinator decline and more during the school’s second annual Environmental Solutions Fair on Nov. 8. The fair capped the first major interdisciplinary project at the Academy, a dual-enrollment public high school that provides students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of transferrable college credit simultaneously.

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy to Hold Enrollment Info Sessions

Mt. SAC Early College Academy will host prospective families for a series of information sessions, providing details about the benefits of attending West Covina Unified’s flagship dual-enrollment public high school. The Academy, which opened in fall 2018, provides students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of free, transferable college credit simultaneously.

West Covina High School Welcomes Local Student Leaders

West Covina High School hosted a Student Link Crew Conference on Oct. 22, welcoming Link Crews from nine different high schools to connect with one another and increase leadership skills. Link Crew employs juniors and seniors to serve as tutors, positive role models, motivators and coaches to freshmen, facilitating academic success and easing their transition to high school.

West Covina Unified’s New Coronado High School Principal Seeks Equity for Every Student

Coronado High School Principal Shavon Roberts has dedicated her career in education to ensuring equity for every student and helping teachers receive the support they need in the classroom. Roberts has just completed her first month as top administrator at the District’s continuation school and finds herself inspired by the commitment and diligence of the Coronado faculty and staff.